Both domestic law and the European Convention on Human Rights require elections to be ‘free’, and recognise the role of freedom of expression in that process. Rupert Earle and Ross Allan explain the limits of freedom of expression, given that the circulation of untrue information may distort the electoral process.
Bates Wells Braithwaite has been appointed to the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) as a “one-stop-shop” provider across all legal services.
In this edition of our General Election update, the BWB Politics, Elections and Campaigning law team guides parties, candidates and non-party campaigners through the minefield of the 2017 General Election.
The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (“DCMS”) recently consulted on some possible areas in which the UK government could add to or amend the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
In this week's Briefing: ACEVO has published “Speaking fairly, acting boldly: the legacy and achievements of charity campaigning”. The Government has confirmed that EU students will remain eligible for undergraduate, master’s, postgraduate and advanced learner financial support in academic year 2018 to 2019. The Parliamentary Health Committee has published its report on the effect of Brexit on health and social care. The Social Economy Alliance has launched its manifesto for the General Election.
Most businesses instinctively know that cartels are ‘not above board’. They mostly associate cartels with price-fixing amongst competitors but a cartel can include other less obvious arrangements where businesses effectively agree not to compete with each other.
Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) has today announced a new partnership with London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s official promotional agency.
Simon Steeden writes for the Guardian: what charities need to know about campaigning in the general election >
BWB's Simon Steeden has written an article for the Guardian about what charities need to know about campaigning in the 2017 general election.
On 27 April 2017, the much-awaited Technical and Further Education Act (“the Act”) received Royal Assent.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has decided that an employer must carry out a multifactorial evaluation when assessing whether night-shift workers who sleep-in in order to carry out duties if required are entitled to National Minimum Wage (NMW) for the duration of their shift, even whilst asleep.
A recent decision by the Court of Appeal serves as an important reminder that it is vital to consider the exact nature of a particular court or tribunal’s jurisdiction carefully when deciding whether to initiate proceedings.
In this week's Briefing: the Information Commissioner has issued updated guidance; the Department for Education has published operational guidance for local authorities; the BBC reports the government is scrapping planned reforms to the non-contentious probate fee regime; and Pioneers Post has launched a special report.
Rupert Earle and Andrew Wheelhouse have written an article for the Law Society Gazette.
In this edition of Legacies Roundup we draw out some of the key issues covered by our speakers at the seminar, including how data protection issues impact legacy fundraising and legacy management, and the challenges faced by legacy professionals when dealing with vulnerable people. We also discuss the latest (and most welcome) news on the scrapping of the proposed increase in Probate Court fees and reflect on the end of the Ilott v Mitson journey.